Police identify man, 35, killed in shooting on Grand Rapids' West Side

Grand Rapids Police are identifying the man killed in a weekend shooting though they're still investigating what happened.

Update: Police on Monday identified the victim as Gregory Lee Rogers, 35. An investigation is ongoing.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- An investigation of a shooting that left one person dead on the city's Northwest Side is ongoing.

A 35-year-old man was shot around 12:16 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at a home near the intersection of Bridge Street and Straight Avenue NW, according to Grand Rapids Police Sgt. Terry Dixon.

Don Kukawski was in his home just across the street from the scene when the shooting occurred. He looked out his window to see a man being carted into the back of an ambulance.

"They put the oxygen on his mouth, he was moving his arm when he got into the back of the ambulance," Kukawski, said. 

The victim later died at an area hospital.

A person called 911 and reported hearing gunshots, which prompted the police response, Dixon said.

Police do not have a suspect in custody, however, police are treating the shooting as a death investigation as it also might have been a suicide. 

"At this point we're looking at it as a death investigation, so we're looking at it at all angles as we speak," Dixon said.

Neighbors say the area has always been relatively quiet, and a woman and her son lived inside the home.

"They just moved in a couple of weeks ago, seemed like nice people," Kukawski said. "It's just heartbreaking that close to your home.

"To happen right across the street from your house is terrible." 

Police would not say if the victim lived inside the home. 

There's no apparent danger to the public following the shooting, Dixon said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Grand Rapids police at 616-456-3400 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.

(© 2016 WZZM)


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